Turkic loanwords in Armenian

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The vast majority of loanwords from the Turkic languages in the Armenian language are geographically located close to Turkic-speaking regions.[1] This concerns, first of all, the Istanbul Armenian dialect of the language in which most of borrowings from Turkish language.[2]

However, the influence of the Turkic languages spread not primarily a literary language, and mainly on the dialects.[clarification needed] Therefore, Turkic loanwords are only to a negligible extent preserved in the literary language. In general, according to Hrachia Acharian, both versions of literary Armenian language contain very little Turkic loanwords.[1] The language of the Ashiks was full of dialect, as well as Turkic and Iranian loanwords.[3]

Some Turkic loanwords became international words, found in other languages as well as Armenian and Turkic.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Акуленко В. В. Интернациональные элементы в лексике и терминологии. — Высшая школа, 1980. — P. 163
  2. ^ Dankoff, Robert. A note on Turkish loanwords in Armenian // Armenian loanwords in Turkish. — Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 1995. — ISBN 9783447036405
  3. ^ Э. Г. Туманян. Очерки исторического развития падежных форм новоармянского литературного языка: восточноармянский вариант литературного языка, по материалам памятников XVII-XX веков. — Издательство Академии наук СССР, 1962. — P. 135